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Willimantic District 8 Imperious Stout

Willimantic District 8 Imperious Stout
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
A rich black unfiltered ale brewed with the winners of the Brewerís Choice of NE Connecticut Homebrew competition this past spring. Six malts, four hops and loaded with flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Old cleaned up notes: Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Tastes chocolatey and citrussy with a nice velvety finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Black body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococoffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chococoffee, some alcohol, grapefruit. Moderately full body that holds the alcohol well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3613) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Faint mild roasted, chocolate milk-like aroma. Aroma is just dead and lacking any assertion. Opaque dark brown/black color with a small light tan head. Sweet chocolatey start, turning quite hoppy and bitter. Grapefruitiness and booziness combine in the middle for a rather unpleasant sensation. Lacks the roasted maltiness and body. Way overhopped. Rubbery flavors are present in the finish. This is like a dark IPA, which totally doesnt jive with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Growler: Penetrable black. Compact swirls of rich tan foam and a sustained rim. Ordinary scents of ink, prunes, burnt cookies, and cocoa dusted espresso beans. Lavishly soft carbonation. Thinnish, but oily, body. Opens softly, but suggestively grainy with roast before a bitter espresso onset. Brisk char yields a hint of smoke before flooding the mouth with nutty coffee as it steadily heightens. Roasted wood briefly stiffens the body, midway, before it takes on a soggy prune limpness. Tight pinch of salted licorice grips the rear roof of the palate as the espresso laced bitterness remains, though the body stays wet and milk-chocolate sweet. Rather unruly, but itís well nuanced, with a tobacco ash and liquidized caramel background. Finishes minimally vinous and substantially wet, with a nearly nauseatingly brash level of gritty potting soil and burnt cookies. Thereís not much finesse to talk about, as itís a bit on the grainy and soggy side. Still a very respectful rendition. Thanks, mkgrenwell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2005
This is just lip-smacking good. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong chocolate, smoky roasty coffee, burnt dark fruits, molasses and caramel, with a strong piney hoppy presence. Up front is a load of smoky coffee and burnt chocolate, very thick chewy malts, with a very strong pine and herbal hop attack. Despite the strong flavors, this one remains very drinkable, and smooth as glass. There should be more collaborations between D8 and Willibrew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
As black as a beer can get with a dark tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts,ocffee/espresso and chocolate. Flavor is rich, malty,chocolately with a burnt espresso charcater.Full body with a warming alcohol mouthfeel.

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